Spring

Cherry blossoms, exciting sports action, outdoor fun – DC is ready to bloom this spring.

20+ Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Many of the city’s best restaurants and most exciting bars offer outdoor seating, so whether you're a foodie or just looking for some sunshine, there are great options for you. Check out our list of the best DC patios below, and also make sure to read up on the top rooftop bars and beer gardens in...

Outdoor dining on patio at Lupo Verde on 14th Street - Best restaurant patios in Washington, DC
11 Great Running Trails & Jogging Routes in Washington, DC

When Pierre Charles L’Enfant laid out the city plans for the nation's capital, he included wide avenues, public squares and grand buildings. The District is also mostly flat and home to many trees, rivers, creeks and canals, making the city a runner’s dream. It's time to pound the pavement on these...

Best running trails and places to jog in Washington, DC - Man running in front of Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall
10 Reasons to Participate in DC Bike Ride

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride , happening on May 19. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are even more reasons to participate .

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event in Washington, DC
9 Exciting Ways to Engage with Baseball in Washington, DC

The Midsummer Classic™ has not been held in DC since 1969, and as the city gears up for MLB® All-Star Week™ festivities July 13-17 – from GEICO All-Star FanFest® to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby® – the entire city is making this a monumental moment for baseball in the District. Before the 2018 MLB...

Washington Nationals game at Nationals Park - Baseball in Washington, DC
15 Can't-Miss National Cherry Blossom Festival Events in Washington, DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20 – April 15) is a citywide festival that celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to Washington, DC by the mayor of Tokyo. The festival features a range of spectacular events, from its eponymous kite extravaganza on the National Mall to...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - Spring Events in Washington, DC
9 Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game

The Washington Nationals , champions of the National League East in 2016 and 2017, return to action on a mission to bring a title to DC. Throughout the spring and summer, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner will look to propel the Nats toward their first World Series title. Baseball is a big...

Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game - Things to Do in Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. During happy hour or any hour, feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC
Guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the District quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. More than 1.5 million visitors descend upon Washington, DC each year to admire the 3,000-plus trees. The...

Couple on Tidal Basin Paddleboats - National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
The Best Places to Photograph Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

You know spring has sprung in Washington, DC when the cherry blossoms appear. But capturing the perfect shot of a cherry blossom tree can be a daunting task. Expert photographers will tell you, the secret to taking a beautiful photo of these delicate marvels is a combination of the perfect scene...

Where to Photograph the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC
3 Days of Spring Adventures in Washington, DC

Morning Start with a leisurely stroll around the National Mall 's Tidal Basin to see the world-famous cherry blossoms. With more than 3,000 blossoms in bloom, springtime in DC is truly a sight worth seeing. Be sure to include a stop at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which features more tha...

MLK Memorial across tidal basin cherry blossoms with a crowd of people